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I support Darlene Kloeppel for Champaign County executive. Darlene has the vision, temperament and experience needed to address serious challenges facing the county. She will work with staff, board members and the public to develop a six-year plan to address county finances, facilities, operations, transportation, regional economic development and environmental issues.

I've known Darlene for many years and have watched her thoughtful, even-handed and inclusive approach to dealing with people and issues.

I believe she will be able to bridge partisan divides and get things done in the county.

The fact that she's already canvassed every single community in Champaign County reflects her work ethic and commitment to serving all of the people.

Darlene Kloeppel will listen, think, collaborate and act. That's what we need from our county executive, and I'm proud to support her.